Spring into Parkdale – Call for Volunteers & Team Leaders

Do you Love Parkdale, if so, the Parkdale Village BIA needs your help in lending a friendly hand during our outdoor community event on Saturday May 7th, 2016 – The Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival!

If you’re friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email Estuardo Ibarra at [email protected] and briefly share your availability, past volunteer work and duties you think you would be suitable for.

Up to 40 Volunteer positions are available for a series of four (4) to six (6) hour shifts, happening between 9:00am & 8:00pm as well as some paid Team Leader positions.

Duties may include:

  • Face Painting
  • Assisting at the Photo Booth
  • Assisting Event Photographer
  • Assisting Performers
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to lift 40 pounds)
  • Helium Tank/Balloon Operator
  • Cotton Candy Operator
  • Craft Workshops
  • Promotional Product Distribution
  • Cleanup crew
  • Survey Outreach

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Volunteers may be required to participate in a training session.

We look forward to working with you!

Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival

The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Saturday May 7th, 2016!

Time to shake off those winter blues and visit Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Come out and meet shop owners, crafters, artists and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood!  Throughout the day enjoy some special attractions such as live performances, free craft workshops, Markets and surprise giveaways!

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Call for Volunteers – Festivals, Ambassadors, Gardeners & more!

Do you love Parkdale & want to support your community by Volunteering? Contact us today for volunteer opportunities at our Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale and Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014!

Up to 30 Volunteer positions are available for a series of five (5) to ten (10) hour shifts, between 8am & 6pm. Duties may include assisting with:

  • Booth set up & heavy lifting
  • Street décor
  • Craft Workshops
  • Cleanup crew
  • Booth tear down

If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email [email protected] and briefly share your availability.

Random Acts of Kindness 2 - Winter 2013

We’re also looking for volunteers for the following:

CONTACT Photography Festival, Lab Cab Festival, Random Acts of Kindness Ambassador Team, Gardening Team and so much more!

Contact us today!!

Participate in Jane’s Walk!

The 6th Jane’s Walk is taking place on May 5 & 6, 2012 in Toronto and many other cities over the world.


Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities. Created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs, the annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks has grown from 27 to over 500 walks around the world. While we are looking for volunteers for these walks, people are also encouraged to consider leading a walk themselves, or as part of a group. This provides a chance to share a part of the city or a specific topic which they interested in sharing with a wider audience.
Leading a Walk: There are only two rules to these walks: all walks are freely given and freely attended, and are meant to be walking dialogues. To post a walk, you just need to fill in the online form on our website, which you’ll find here: http://janeswalk.net/pages/new_tours You’ll find lots of tips and resources on our website under the “Walk Leaders” section: http://janeswalk.net/lead.

Event Volunteers Event Volunteers’ roles include assisting Walk Leaders with managing large groups, circulating the newsletter sign-up sheet, taking pictures and answering general queries about Jane’s Walk. This year, we’d also like to use social media during and after the walks to connect people even more, and we’d like to collect feedback in the form of vox-pop videos after each walk. There will be orientation sessions for new and returning volunteers, with specific training on social media and video making. If you’re not on Twitter and don’t have a camera phone, don’t worry! There are plenty of other ways to participate. I

If you want to be part of the Jane’s Walk Event Volunteer Team, please send an email to [email protected] We hope that you will join us in celebrating our city and the people and stories that build it every day